Hello and Happy Friday! I am up on the Hazel & Ruby blog today with an Easy Peasy project that can re-cycled and re-done! Love that!
The lovely people over at Lumi, sent us some of their fabulous new InkoDye! InkoDye is a photo sensitive dye that super easy to use and fail-proof. Perfect for me! :)
I wanted to create an easy accent piece for my Autumn home decor display, but also be able to re-cycle the project for future use. I came up with the idea of creating muslin dyed fabric squares, wrapped around Styrofoam cones that can be re-used at a later time.
To create my dyed cones, I stretched a piece of basic muslin fabric onto a cardboard box, securing it down with straight pins.
Following the directions on the Inkodye bottle, I applied the dye to the muslin using the Inkocap Roller. Once the dye was added to the fabric, I immediately placed several Circle Confetti stencil-masks on the fabric. (I apologize for the blurry photo. I was cut up in the excitement of creating and snapped a quick picture with my phone).
You can see that the dye is still somewhat transparent and not activated.
I placed the project out in the sun for approx 20 minutes. It was a very sunny day and the dye began activating almost immediately.
A quick 20 minutes later, and the dye was done. I removed the stencil-masks and gave them a quick wash in soapy water.
Because my cardboard had ridges, I picked up some of that texture when the dye activated. I like the randomness of the pattern.
I gave each fabric square a wash in Inkowash to stop the activation process and let them air-dry. Now they are ready for creating!
I wrapped each square around a Styrofoam cone and adhered with straight pins. Doing this allows me to re-use the squares for another project.
I have a couple of future projects in mind for my dyed squares, so stay tuned for more inspiration!
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!